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  1. martbloke

    Please add more info on the steering wheel screen [R2]

    Surely this is where innovation is required. You know, some creativity from your developers. What about a button to zoom and look at your wheel, just enough to make it larger to see things clearer but also able to see ahead of you. Kind of like trying to look at and focus on the wheel info IRL? Other than that, racing in cockpit view the wheel info is still just about legible for the player so you could, like the dash apps out there, have multiple pages on the wheel that you cycle through using buttons. This would allow larger sized info to be displayed and allow all info as you have multiple screens. I would suggest to all that this response is a clear indication that the info on the wheel is not going to change anytime soon, which is sad.
  2. martbloke

    F1® 2020 | Announce Trailer

    You press a button to go and use left/right on the DPad to overtake. No steering for corners required! Haha 🤣
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    F1® 2020 | Announce Trailer

    So 'My Team', ey? Kinda knew that was coming considering the multiplayer car from last year allowed customisation. Although this is great, I do worry. My worry is that if this mode is just the normal career with no changes, then great I can create a team, customise the livery, assume pick a random driver to drive along with me but then what? The same boring career mode? Nah thanks. I've been calling time and time again for more immersion in this game. Silly, repetitive practice games that mean nothing in the grand scheme of things, set up your car, qualify and then race = boring. There needs more emphasis on making results truly count for something on a personal level for me as a driver and now my team. I want to be immersed in that my team has to achieve a certain position in the constructers to progress or earn sponsors to get that cash in to do R&D or pay for a decent driver. I need that blow when I total a car or parts of my car costing me money and therefore hampering my chances to progress - just a penalty replacing worn parts or even a grid penalty just doesn't cut it. I want that real feeling of rivalry in the sport between teams and drivers. "I have to beat him!", "We must finish ahead of Alpha Romeo!" Pull me in for goodness sake otherwise it's a worthless addition and more for those people who like to record videos and role play uding their own house rules. The commentary has to be dynamic and in keeping with how the championship is unfolding building the tension, excitement or disappointment. Your engineer has to be more emotional a bit like the older games. Mass excitement if you overachieve or sheer hatred or disappointment if it all goes wrong. Bring back the driver cut scenes at the end of the race which is dependent on your result. Heck throw in some team scenes now that this new mode is there. Hate this winning team and podium scene all the time. The podium should be a grand occasion when you make it and by showing it all the time makes it feel tainted when you reach it. Now this new mode is in, there has to be some big things with recruitment for R&D, pre-season testing which actually makes a difference not just R&D points, cash management so that you can lose money (or R&D points) if you total cars, destroy parts, lose sponsors, your 2nd drive decides to leave and takes sponsors away, etc. This is obviously a rant about career mode and this new additional career mode. Obvious improvements also need to be made in Leagues, online, better setups, more realistic driving physics, contacts, damage, HUD customisation etc.
  4. So with the new multiplayer car designed as an independent car in 2019 which is customisable along with overalls and driver swaps, I fully expect a custom team mode for 2020 where you can replace 1 of the bottom teams - or even make it 11 teams (that would be cool)?! I don't think it would have all the snazzy stuff as say Motorsport Manager has but I expect it to be your team to customize, with you as 1 driver and say Weber or other as the other. Driver swaps and as long as you have the budget, you could trade for a real driver to partner you can or perhaps even swap teams yourself. This would put a greater emphasis on team goals and rivalries in a championship in order to get the max prize money to advance you team and add better drivers. Come on it's gotta be in there surely!!!
  5. Popcorn at the ready 🍿 waiting for the huge backlash ....... 😂
  6. martbloke

    No Online Championship on F1 2019

    It's just where you can set the AI for the league IIRC. There are 3 options there under the 1 AI setting.
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    No Online Championship on F1 2019

    There's already an option in the league menu for the AI point scoring. The option allows AI to be present AND score, be present but DO NOT score and AI off.
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    No Online Championship on F1 2019

    I'm hoping (a big hope of course) this makes people think twice about pre-ordering in future. Would make a point to Codies that their "guaranteed" income figures have reduced and therefore need to start polishing their games before release. What I will say is the feature has been removed but will be back with a bang next year as a "new" feature to bump sales. Can see it now, "F1 2020 now with online Co-op championship" emblazoned all over their advertising. Would guarantee all of you pre-ordering wouldn't it?! #gamedeveloperploys
  9. ***!! Extreme much?!? Haha 😂
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    Feedback and ideas for F1 2020

    Ideas for F1 2020: don't release next year's version. Get 90% of staff working to fix 2019 and all legacy bugs from previous games, with the other 10% working in the 2020 car designs/sounds to just release the cars in an add on to 2019. Once 2019 is in a pristine condition, then focus on 2021. Do a full game beta not just a chop of it so all modes and features can be properly tested and go from there. Oh and don't release another version without that years performances again just to be out earlier, what a rubbish decision that was!
  11. martbloke

    R&D System 2019

    I don't think a car should ever reached maxed out status full stop. There's not a perfect car out there and even at the end of the season if you were to ask the teams whether the car has reached its full potential or whether they believe the car can be improved, their answer will always be that there is always room for improvement. Therefore the system should stop AI and user teams from ever reaching maxed out status promoting to the user to think about where they want to focus their limited points on throughout their journey.
  12. martbloke

    R&D System 2019

    Agree. They need to make practice programs worth doing long term. Track acclimatisation, ERS Management and Fuel management are pointless IMO. Race strategy is good as it gives you data out the other side (e.g. tyre wear and strategy info) and qualifying program is also good to check your overall setup so can stay for each practice I think. Aside these, they need to make some new programs and mix them up from weekend to weekend so it's not the same each time. For example, why not have programs related to the R&D part you are currently investing in (e.g. testing the part vs current part it will replace to see if it works or fails). If you pass by a bit, it will take the full time specified to make, if you pass by a large amount, the part could be made available slightly earlier. If you fail it could take longer to produce. Of course there could be many more and likely better ideas to this but I can't actually think atm, lol. Could even have aero paint on your car when testing which would be cool to see. That way depending on the part, you'll have different programs to run and makes it worth doing and less repetition.
  13. martbloke

    R&D System 2019

    Like previous quotes above, it's not just the player's R&D but also AI. Yes for the player just don't spend points or do certain practices, etc but this has no affect on AI teams who will all fly passed you and you'll be the worst team. It all needs a slight slow down.
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    R&D System 2019

    Wouldn't it just be a percentage of points? Choose difficulty 1 and you get 1% of normal points (that would be insane! Haha) and 50 = half points and so on. Shouldn't be that difficult. Only issue would be the AI R&D - what happens there?? Regarding your previous post, I do think that Codies have still got it wrong from what I'm seeing. Yes you could say that some were complaining 2017 was too slow and now complaining it's too fast so they can't win but they can win. It just means that perhaps they've gone too far the other way. Just needs fine tuning. I just think that it should be that it's not possible to fully max out R&D. You can't tell me that there is 1 team out that say they have the perfect car with no upgrade possible? They are always looking to update the car. Yes you could max out a department (aero, chassis, engine) but never all; you chose what department to focus on and the points earned reduced to make sure this never happens. That would slow it a bit. The 5 second improvement however you must agree needs to be looked at, no?
  15. martbloke

    R&D System 2019

    Yeah I saw that on Ben's video. Seems pretty crazy how far a team can advance a car in 1 season without reg changes let alone those 2 seasons that were simmed. And for the P1 time of the top car to be 5 seconds quicker from the 1st season to the 3rd? That's just outright ridiculousness! The Merc is close-ish to being maxed out and so you're saying that all their performance updates allows their car to be 5 seconds faster? Crazy! This system needs revisiting and adjusted so that R&D development is more realistic throughout a season and that car performance from start to max is not that massive a change! Basically the limit of any maxed out car should be only 1.5-2secs faster than the fastest car of the 1st race of season 1 (i.e. the Merc). Being able to max out your car needs to be slowed more as well (reduce number of R&D points earned across a weekend and the R&D rate of AI). I understand this is why the reg changes have been introduced but if it's a few seasons for this to come in, R&D for me seems too fast as it stands for this to make an impact to your R&D. All my opinion of course but it just doesn't seem to make too much sense to me atm.
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    F1 2019 A disaster.

    So would you take Nico's thoughts over Dani Ric's? Didn't Codies release a video of Ricci playing it and he liked it? Then again Lando laughed at it. Oh who to trust! Think this is where you say, "I'll just make my own decision as to whether I like it or not."
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    PETITION: OFFICIAL TV GRAPHICS FOR F1 2019

    I like it! The 3 letter short name in the tower is neater than what we have currently. Like seeing the top 3 and fastest lap as well as the norm! Fastest lap is also cleaner than what I've seen in the YouTubers video. For some reason it's chunkier in the game than what is seen on TV. Few changes I'd make though: 1 - Don't think your driver name is needed in the top right....I know who I am, lol. 2 - I think Belgium makes a good point about the lap counter. You've done as irl when the yellows come out it replaces the lap counter but I'd have the lap counter on the right where the driver's name currently is so it's always displayed. Apart from that I like it! 👍
  18. martbloke

    PETITION: OFFICIAL TV GRAPHICS FOR F1 2019

    Easily yeah? Well you are quite wrong. No casual player spends money on a decent wheel to play a game. I certainly am not a casual player. Nor am I a hardcore sim player that goes to the lengths of going all out for eSports. I certainly am not crying about it. I'd prefer the official graphics over Codies HUD for sure. I'm just laughing at the ridiculous excuse people give saying is too much clutter when Codies is just as bad. It's laughable. If anything you're the 1 crying about so it doesn't happen. If it's not going to happen then why keep arguing the point?? Haha
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    PETITION: OFFICIAL TV GRAPHICS FOR F1 2019

    Lol. Only additional "thing" on screen compared to what is currently there is the radio graphic. That I don't want on there nor the full tower (should be optional to how many positions you want shown), but aside from that, Codies current HUD is just as "cluttering".
  20. martbloke

    F1 2020 Features — Suggestions and Ideas

    Agreed. I too see debris however I don't believe for a second that the AI are as affected as what the player is in a similar situation which is a bit poor. I'd also like to add that I want setups to matter for the AI based on conditions. Time again I see a wet qualy and AI beating me quite a bit which says they are running more of a wet setup than I (tbf I'm not fantastic in the wet but still). Come the race, they are still faster which suggests otherwise. Did they all just gamble with a dry setup in qualy and just be that good in the wet that they can drive any setup in it? Surely not. Anyways before they need to think of the above, it may well be in 2019 so I'll have to wait and see for sure.
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    PETITION: OFFICIAL TV GRAPHICS FOR F1 2019

    Mods can yes .... for PC only. However, like I've said above, there really isn't a difference in the information displayed between Codies and the official graphics so I don't get the issue. It's just different graphics being used and longer names (which is only good for multiplayer but even then not necessary - can still have 3 letter abbreviations). I much prefer the presentation of the information in the official graphics. If you're happy with Codies level of info, then what is the big difference? (note: I agree to not having full 20 positions and the radio icon).
  22. martbloke

    PETITION: OFFICIAL TV GRAPHICS FOR F1 2019

    I'm sorry but what? I mean both games are the same thing. You control 11 players on the pitch to play the sport of football, you control 1 player in a car to play the sport of racing. You decide the outcomes in both as you are controlling the destiny of the player(s). The difference between the 2 is that F1 is a constant race with no real breaks whereas football has stoppages and so they can give a more broadcast feel by implementing replays. I don't remember replays being mentioned for F1 while in race we are talking HUD. Anyways back to this game, what you're actually saying is you want the HUD but not the TV graphics! Gotcha. Long way around to it but got there in the end. So not so much a clutter issue but a distraction issue and so want a different design where it is effectively plain. That's a good enough arguement I guess. What I will say is that with a translucent design, you will probably find that a little more distracting as the colours of the HUD info will blend into the background and make it hard to read so you'll spend more time trying to read the info.
  23. martbloke

    PETITION: OFFICIAL TV GRAPHICS FOR F1 2019

    So what HUD elements do you need then as an individual driver in the game? If you're gunning for realism then no HUD suits that. I'm just intrigued to know where you're coming from to see what HUD elements are realistic for a driver and that do not make it 'godlike' yet are different to what Codies and the official broadcasting give.
  24. martbloke

    PETITION: OFFICIAL TV GRAPHICS FOR F1 2019

    I'll give you the radio message icon as that's not required but everything else is as Codies HUD and so it's no more clutter than that therefore the clutter excuse for not having the official graphics is illogical. Your argument is not about the official graphics it seems; more about reducing the HUD completely so for you there should be no argument ..... there are already options to remove what you don't want - sorted! 👍😜
  25. martbloke

    PETITION: OFFICIAL TV GRAPHICS FOR F1 2019

    Oh I don't mind people having differing opinions but it's the illogical reasoning that baffles me.
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